DeBARY, Fla. – A missing child alert for a 1-year-old DeBary girl has been called off after the girl’s mother turned herself in to authorities in Illinois on Saturday, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said 40-year-old Natalie Bowee turned herself in at the Southern Illinois State Police Department while traveling to Colorado with 1-year-old daughter Annabella Bartlett and her 70-year-old mother.
Bowee has family in Colorado, deputies said.
Bartlett was taken into custody by Illinois child welfare officials and will be safely returned to Florida, deputies said.
Bowee will be extradited to Florida and her mother is driving the vehicle back to Florida, deputies said.
Bartlett has been missing since June 19, when she was last seen near the 500 block of Quail Down Drive in DeBary.